Rosemary’s rising through the ranks


Rosemary Allen

Rosemary’s rising through the ranks – The RGF provided a grant for badminton player, 20 year old Rosemary Allen from Essex. She is currently the top ranked player in Essex for singles, doubles and mixed and since receiving the grant, her National rank has risen to 11th in England. She recently competed in the English National Championships, where she reached the top 16, narrowly missing out on a place in the quarter finals by 4 points in the 3rd set.

Rosemary is currently at university and is completely self-funded. She wished to compete on the international circuit, however the entry fees, travel and accommodation is very costly. The award from the Rob George Foundation will go towards ensuring Rosemary is able to compete in more tournaments abroad.

Rosemary has said, “Since receiving the grant last month, I have already competed in the Bulgarian international, which would not have been possible without the support from The Rob George Foundation and I cannot thank them enough. I plan to enter a few more internationals before the new year to improve my rank and gain experience.”